Carly M. Celestino

Celestino Carly

Carly Celestino brings a strong background in legal research to her practice. Carly collaborates on cross-functional matters across the firm, routinely working with the corporate, commercial litigation, real estate, government contracts, and labor and employment practice areas.  Before she came to Venable, Carly interned with the Virginia Court of Appeals, where she researched and drafted bench memorandums for criminal, domestic relations, and administrative agency appeals.  Prior to this she was an intern at Locke and Quinn in Richmond, Virginia, where she drafted requests for productions, requests for admissions, interrogatories, petitions, final orders, interlocutory orders, letters to courts, medical chronologies, and adoption/surrogacy agreements.

Related Practices



  • B.A. Psychology and Education and Society magna cum laude University of Richmond 2016
  • J.D. magna cum laude University of Richmond School of Law 2019
    • Symposium editor, University of Richmond Law Review
    • Board member, Trial Advocacy Board
    • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society
    • CALI Award for Excellence in Virginia Civil Procedure

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia